Enochian System V
Determining the name of the lesser angel to be used is a more complex and
delicut situation. There are four base names in each (sub)quadrant, four
(sub)quadrants per tablet, and four tablets. Then each lesser angel name may be
rotated (permuted) to yield four names, each name based in a different element.
This yields a total of 256 lesser angels, not counting the possibility of
multi-lettered squares. So it would seem that a few guidlines for selecting an
angel would be in order.
CHARACTERISTICS of the ARCHANGELS and
The Archangels and Kerubim of the
sixteen (sub)quadrants may be characterized as follows, these angels must
answer to the nature of their given tablet:
OF AIR. They are characterized by pairs
of opposing forces such as expansion and contraction, solidification and
dispersion. They seek a balance between such dual forces.
OF WATER. These angels are characterized
by motion. They desire continual movement and seed change in all things.
OF EARTH. These angels desire
manifestation. They seek to express the subjective in objective form.
OF FIRE. These angels are characterized
by their desire to purify human nature. They seek purification of all lower
human character traits by fire.
CHARACTERISTICS of the LESSER ANGELS.
The lesser angels of the sixteen
(sub)quadrants are characterized as follows, it should be remembered that these
angels answer to those higher angels in the given (sub)quadrant or tablet:
OF AIR. These angels assist in
purifications. They help to free one from illusion, diseases, ignorance and
other karmic problems by a process of sublimation.
OF WATER. These angels assist in
polarization. They can help to make one a fit receptical for what ever energy
OF EARTH. These angels assist in
manifestations. They can help one to express the desire in a way that is
manifest on the physical plane.
OF FIRE. These angels assist in
transmutations. They help to disperse the lower elements of the human nature,
they can refine the course into the fine.
A NOTE ON THE NATURE OF THE ELEMENTAL
It should be observed that the nature of
the Archangels, Kerubim and lesser angels is simular. So too is the nature of
the Elemental Tablets.
OF AIR. The tablet of Air answers to the
lower mental cosmic plane. And as such may help in influencing thought in all
thinking beings. The tablet of air is, like the Archangels and Kerubim of the
Air (sub)quadrants, responsible for creation and destruction.
OF WATER. This tablet answers to the
Astral cosmic plane, and as such also has the power of polarization. The use of
this tablet may help us to seek the correct life direction and to stay on that
OF FIRE. The Fire tablet answers to the
higher mental cosmic plane. By the use of this tablet we may expect to bring
about transformations. A radical change in attitude or conditions. If used in
conjuction with other elements total transformations, even on the physical
plane may be brought about.
SELECTION OF LESSER ANGELS.
There are two ways in which we may
select a lesser angel. First, we may determine the requirements of the desired
change and translate that into a series of four elements. From this series we
may then go to the tablets and find the name of an angel. I should note,
however, that this manner of selection, while producing the desired result, may
not use the desired means. One must ask oneself; do the ends justify the means?
The second method is more controlled. It
is, however, a bit harder, and may result in one falling back to the previous
method. Obtain an Enochian gematric dictionary (I think I sent one to
Mysteria). Then using the first method as a starting point; apply Qabalistic
and genatric methods to the names that look promising, then select the name
that most closely fits the bill.
The basics of all Magical Ritual is the
same, no matter the system. One must perform these following steps:
1. Banishings and purifications.
2. Preliminary Invocations.
3. The Oath.
4. Primary Invocations.
6. Charge and instructions to being evoked.
7. License to depart.
8. Banishings and purifications.
One must remember that steps 5 - 8
above depend on whether one is performing an invocation or an evocation. In
Enochian the end is usually an evocation.
I have found that the old rituals of the
Pentagram and Hexagram work quite well for most of the Enochian working. The
banishing of elemental forces is a MUST and these old rituals work quite well.
The preliminary invocations though,
require some special attention. It not enough to simply invoke the Diety of
choice. One must start with the Opening of the Temple in the mode of the
selected tablet. Then one will recite the appropriate Enochian Calls. Then an
invocation of the King and Seniors. And, finally the invocation of the higher angels
and the evocation of the lesser.< \P>
Of the charge and instructions, license
to depart; nearly anything works. This aspect of the ritual is dependant on the
reasons and nature of the given ritual.
So ends this first installment on the
subject of this most Holy Magick of Enoch. Go now unto thy habitations, study,
understand, and become wise!
Love is the law, love under will.
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TO THEKNON THERION.